The backcourt of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray is off to a fantastic start, that can be said without a doubt. The pair combined for 43 points and 24 assists on Wednesday as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Houston Rockets.
With a combined 45 points and 22 assists, they backed it up on Friday with another victory over the Orlando Magic.
FROM ELIAS: Trae Young and Dejounte Murray are the first duo in NBA history to each average 20 points and 10 assists through the first 2 games of a season. https://t.co/MnloyEvfRp
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 22, 2022
Young and Murray are the only team in NBA history to have averaged 20 points and 10 assists through the first two games of the season, according to ESPN’s Stats & Info.
Dejounte Murray spent the previous five seasons with the San Antonio Spurs before being moved to the Hawks in the off-season. After averaging 21.1 points per game, 8.3 rebounds, 9.2 assists, and 2.0 steals while shooting 46.2 percent from the floor, he was named an All-Star for the first time last season. It’s likely that the Hawks’ starting backcourt may participate in the All-Star game if he maintains this level of play.
A two-time All-Star, Trae Young has developed as one of the NBA’s top point guards. He averaged 28.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 9.7 assists, and a field goal percentage of 46.8% and a three-point percentage of 38.2% respectively last season. Just one season after Young led them to the Eastern Conference Finals, the Hawks were defeated by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs in five games.
The Hawks are 2-0 so far this year and aim to become one of the top teams in the East. With the Young/Murray backcourt, it’s reasonable to say that they’re already making progress.